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Device Controls Brain Activity To Maximize Therapy

Magnets send pulses through scalp, into patient’s brain to “prep” for therapy

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) November 2014 – In an effort to help patients more fully recover from stroke, researchers are using a novel device that allows them to control a patient’s brain activity prior to therapy.  “Often what happens after a stroke is that the healthy side tends to overcompensate for the injured side,” said Dr. Marcie Bockbrader, who is leading the study at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.  When that happens, the body may not receive clear enough messages from the injured of the brain telling it how to function properly.

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Marcie Bockbrader, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation
  • Cognitive science
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Aneesa Das, MD

Assistant Director of Sleep Medicine, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Sleep medicine
  • Narcolepsy
  • Sleep apnea syndromes
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How Lack Of Sleep Impacts Different Age Groups

Kids can get hyper, adults can gain weight - we all pay a heavy price for not sleeping

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) November 2014 – This time of year most of us enjoy the extra hour of sleep as we get as we turn our clocks back, but it’s not nearly enough to make up for the massive amounts of sleep we are losing throughout the rest of the year.

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Julia White, MD

Director of Breast Radiation Oncology, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Areas of interest:

  • Individualized breast radiation treatments
  • Development and implementation of breast radiation technologies
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